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Is creating green jobs a sensible aspiration for governments?

17 Mar 2010 9:35 AM | Michelle Hickey
Join this debate at The Economist with moderator, Oliver Morton, and participating experts Van Jones, author of The Green-Collar Economy, and Andrew Morriss, Professor of Law and Professor of Business at University of Illinois College of Law.

Van Jones: The private sector—not the government—can and must be the main driver in creating green jobs. The scale of the transition to cleaner, lower-carbon energy sources is simply too large for the public sector to tackle alone.

Andrew Morriss: Governments should not try to choose technological winners and losers and so they should not promote "green" (or "red" or "purple") jobs. Instead, we should leave that to the marketplace.


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